Everyone has their “go-to” for what makes them feel warm and cosy during the winter. For some people it’s curling up with a book in front of the fire, for others it might be that you have a special comfort food meal.
Here are some of our favourite things to do to keep warm and cosy this winter.
Make a hot chocolate
We’re not talking your basic hot chocolate here (although they’re always good), we mean a proper hot chocolate. Grab yourself some whipped cream, marshmallows, maybe even chocolate chips if you’re feeling fancy and really take your time with it. You can use chocolate powder and add milk or go the extra mile and make it from scratch (you can find a recipe for this here), but either way it’s bound to keep you warm and put a smile on your face.
A nice hot bath
When it’s cold outside sinking into hot bath can be one of the nicest things to do – especially if you really make an event out of it. Gather all the books and magazines you want, light some candles and maybe even put some soothing music on to really get relaxed. If you really enjoy this then it might be worth setting aside an hour one evening a week throughout the winter as your “relaxing” time so that you always have it to look forward to.
Jumpers and Layers
Having to layer up can be one of the most frustrating things about winter, but if you have a selection of great jumpers and knitwear, it can make all the difference. A nice jumper or scarf doesn’t have to break the bank, and shops like Primark and H&M do a great selection for relatively low prices. Go through all your layers and think about what you actually like and what you wear – if you don’t wear it, either sell it or give it to charity and invest in some new ones that you know you’ll enjoy wearing for the next few years.
Some foods just have a habit of making you feel warm and happy, and in winter – the heartier the better. Our post on autumn recipes for the family gives you some great ideas of warming and delicious recipes and there are loads of suggestions online- try BBC Good Food if you’re stuck for ideas.